Goodgrief (1961) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m trying to be objective...as I just detest spiced ales. Whatever this beer claims to be, the spice in this one is overwhelming. A trip to my wife’s spice rack still leaves me at a loss as to exactly what was in this beer, but I just didn’t like it. Apart from the spice (and everything else really is a side note), this one was super dry in the mouthfeel with very little sourness that usually attends a Jolly Pumpkin brew. Cherries and apples are the dominant sweet flavors and maybe a touch of lemon zing (but again, not very sour). Eh.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to bbuckets tasting group. Sugary sweet apple and a good dose of funk with a little oak. Not overly sour, and very drinkable.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle @ liquid sunshine tasting - big thanks to bvc for this bad boy; light amber with slight head; big, sweet aromas of sour apples and cherries; drinks on the light side with a nice zing; flavors primarily lemons, cherries; raw and grainy; sourness is muted and soft; drinks very smooth; yummy
MrBunn (2643) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. (Batch 244/245). Pour is a cloudy amber with streams of small bubbles and a head that is small for JP... sits at about two fingers. Aromas are skunky funk with an acidic edge. Falvor holds true to the aroma and sour and funk dominate... lemon peel and oak in the finish.
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a hazy orange tinged amber. Creamy beige head. Slightly sour aroma. A bit peachy. Medium body with mild creamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit like light stone fruit. The sour moderates a bit towards the finish. Very refreshing. Turns a bit citus after awhile.
marcus (8589) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a sour aroma. The flavor, too, is mildly sour over an interesting malt base. There are some nice spices to enhance the recipe.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottling #3, 2007. Hazy light amber with a fleeting head. Good barnyard, cheesy, dry hay, lemon, toasted oak aroma, lots to take in here. Lightly carbonated, smooth on the palate. Flavor is mildly sweet caramel at first, then turns dry with grassy dusty malts. Finishes with a dry, yeasty wheat bread sourness. Wow, this brewery never ceases to amaze me.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty cool nose showing good funky fruit characteristics and a nice brett backing. The color was dark orange. Flavors were dry, fruity, and bretty with a lot of orange flavors all around. The bitterness was there was tame. Smells a lot better than it tastes though.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle I got in a trade 1+ years ago, sampled at RBSG ’08. Pours with an orange gold body topped by a medium thick head with lots of lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet slightly sour with a little spice and a light oakiness. Medium bodied, dry and smooth.
StefanSD (2285) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG grand tasting. Thanks to whoever brought this. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small cream head. The aroma is lightly funky with spicy almonds and a hint of vanilla. The flavor was nutty and sour with walnuts and nutmeg. The mouthfeel was full and silky smooth. The finish was medium in duration and a bit sour. Overall: a most original ale. Very nice.